NEW YORK (CNS) — The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Jan. 9. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

Monday, Jan. 10, 2:30-6 a.m. EST (TCM) "Andrei Rublev" (1969). Russian production about a 15th-century monk (Anatoli Solonitsyn) who perseveres in painting icons and other religious art despite the civil disruptions and cruel turmoil of his times. Director Andrei Tarkovsky visualizes brilliantly the story of a devout man seeking through his art to find the transcendent in the savagery of the Tartar invasions and the unfeeling brutality of Russian nobles. Subtitles. Stylized historical violence. The Catholic News Service classification of the theatrical version was A-II — adults and adolescents. Not rated by the Motion Picture Association.

Monday, Jan. 10, 6:25-8 p.m. EST (Showtime) "A Ghost Story" (2017). Casey Affleck's recently deceased, silently querulous and shrouded spirit, looking like one of Charlie Brown's trick-or-treaters with cut-out eyeholes, returns to stare at, though not haunt, his widow (Rooney Mara). Eventually, he needs to fulfill a task to set things right with someone or something and thus be released from his earthly bonds. Writ-er-director David Lowery hasn't attempted a story about religion specifically or spirituality generally. Ra-ther, he has made a reflection on loss. Visually fascinating, this falls a little short on the entertainment scale, but it demands thoughtful interpretation by discerning adults. Brief gore, fleeting rough and crude language. The Catholic News Service classification of the theatrical version was A-III — adults. The Motion Picture Association rating was R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

Saturday, Jan. 15, 3:30-5:30 p.m. EST (TCM) "The Time Machine" (1960). Imaginative adaptation of H.G. Wells' fanciful tale of an English inventor (Rod Taylor) who travels from 1900 into the far distant future where he tries to rally an oppressed people against their loathsome overlords, the radiation-damaged Morlocks. Directed by George Pal, the special effects may not be very elaborate but they're ef-fective enough to convey the fantastic nature of the sci-fi scenario and its underlying anti-war theme. Some stylized violence. The Catholic News Service classification of the theatrical version was A-II — adults and adolescents. Not rated by the Motion Picture Association.

Saturday, Jan. 15, 10:10 p.m.-12:04 a.m. EST (Cinemax) "Snitch" (2013). With his naive son (Rafi Gavron) facing a mandatory 10 years in prison for dabbling in the drug trade, a successful trucking ex-ecutive (Dwayne Johnson) makes a deal with the federal prosecutor (Susan Sarandon) on the case: If he can infiltrate a local narcotics cartel and garner sufficient evidence to convict its boss (Michael K. Wil-liams), she'll reduce the lad's sentence. Director and co-writer Ric Roman Waugh enhances his fact-based action outing with human drama and social commentary. Though the latter element gives rise to some clunky dialogue, the overall result is both suspenseful and morally rich. Much stylized and some graphic violence, including gunplay and a beating, mature themes, about a half-dozen uses of profanity, considerable crude and crass language. The Catholic News Service classification of the theatrical version was A-III — adults. The Motion Picture Association rating was PG-13 — parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.